Most students struggle to know the best way to revise – or which methods to choose for each subject. Don’t leave anything to chance. Give them precise instructions to ensure their revision time is productive and purposeful, and build on these week on week. Make sure their revision is active – otherwise they may just sit and stare at a page for an hour without taking anything in!
H/w 1: List of keywords to learn and define for specified topic
H/w 2: Write a set of sentences using the keywords in context
H/w 3: Draw a mindmap for this topic, using keywords and giving precise examples
H/w 4: Write a detailed summary or timeline for the topic, highlighting the keywords
Use whole class response with mini whiteboards to double-check understanding of key vocabulary and revision points.